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Blog: New Kidney Allocation Policy Goes into Effect Dec. 4

UNOS is adjusting its kidney allocation policy to better account for the biologic needs of people with immune system sensitivity and maximize the use of kidneys. In his Kidney Today blog post, Richard Formica, M.D., chair  of the OPTN/UNOS Kidney Transplantation Committee, explains the new criteria.

Take Action: Support Legislation for CKD Research and Treatment

Join us in supporting the Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2014. By signing onto this important piece of legislation, you will be helping to improve access to quality care for thousands of Americans with kidney disease. 

Blog: Meet Advocate Audrey Adamson

Meet Audrey Adamson, a patient-advocate with the American Kidney Fund, who in March joined us for our annual Kidney Action Day on Capitol Hill. Audrey is one of many inspirational advocates in the American Kidney Fund's Advocacy Network who is raising awareness for kidney disease research and prevention.

Free Nutrition Tracking App for Dialysis Patients

For dialysis patients, getting the right amount of nutrients and limiting daily fluid intake is critical. AKF has partnered with Sanofi Renal to bring a free app for iPhone and iPad, Kidney APPetite, to dialysis patients, nephrologists and renal dietitians.

 

AKF and AMT Pair Up to Fight Kidney Disease

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) and American Medical Technologists (AMT) have formed a dynamic partnership to increase awareness of chronic kidney disease, a common and often preventable condition affecting 31 million Americans.

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